MV’s sinking ship was sunk losing away to a rampant Oldham side

In great conditions for rugby Trafford MV travelled to play Oldham who sadly played them off the pitch.

Andy Quigley fighting back

Andy Quigley

From the start of this game Oldham dominated, showing more agression, more skill and looking the better side where MV had no answers as Oldham was 21-0 up in just 21 minutes.

MV strived hard to get back in contention but were always on the back foot although they were defending as best as the could. Things got worse before they got better when a penalty was followed by a pushover 5 metre scrum to secure the bonus point and a half time advantage of 31-0.

MV made three changes at half time which brought an improved structure to the side and the better cohesion brought an improved defence and a more probing attack. However the home side struck with an early penalty.

Trafford MV were a much more competitive outfit in the second half and managed to nullify the home sides attack until the very last minute of the game when after an attack of their own broke down deep in the Oldham half the home side surged the length of the field to eventually score under the posts and seal a deserved victory at 41-0.

MV are searching hard to find answers to their recent poor run and with good training sessions coach Ricky Phillips and captain Andy Quigley will be hoping to turn the corner soon. This defeat saw MV slump to 5th in the ADM Lancashire Premier League and allowed Oldham to climb into second place.

This weekend MV host Widnes who are currently placed 7th but have won their last 3 fixtures with an improved run of form. MV are looking for local sportsmen to get in touch and join them for competitive rugby action with their three senior sides. Call Greg on 07834 857905.


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